Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among lawyers. Reasons include a number of unique characteristics and circumstances experienced by lawyers: a persistent high level of stress, a pessimistic outlook developed through law school and practice, long hours and isolation of daily work, perfectionism and low tolerance for failure or “losing face,” the high stakes nature of our work, and a reluctance to ask for help.
If you are considering suicide, please call 911 for immediate help or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
If you are concerned that someone you know may take their life, please call 911 or contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. If you would like general information about suicide prevention, call the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program at 1-800-343-8527.